Clement Clarke Moore

New York City, New York
Clement Clarke Moore
New York City, New York
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Account Of A Visit From St. Nicholas

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'Twas the night before Christmas,when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;
And Mama in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter's nap;
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
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Fabrizio Frosini 25 December 2016
can't understand why this lovely poem has been posted twice.. and this one with '' Account Of '' before the title.. - btw, 'A Visit from St. Nicholas' is quite often known as 'The Night Before Christmas'. Attributed to Clement Clarke Moore and first published anonymously on Dec.23,1823, in a newspaper, this poem had a huge impact on the way people interpret the holiday season.
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Susan Williams 25 December 2015
This poem must be the most well-known poem of all time! As many times as I have heard it as a child and read it to my children as a Mother, I have just today realized how extraordinarily well written it is. No wonder it has charmed generations of readers. Wouldn't it be something to write something that would be a source of worldwide joy hundreds of years after you've passed on?
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* Sunprincess * 15 July 2014
.......this is my most favourite poem of all time......I have always Loved this's a true masterpiece....a true work of's a delight to read, and holds a world of wonder for adults and children alike...I would love to have taken lessons from this poet....and you know, I never knew this was the name of this poem....I always thought it was ~ 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.....and I am so pleased I found it here on my favourite site!
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Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr 10 December 2007
Epic work, that has thrilled the hearts & minds of Children and adults alike for scores upon scores of years! The soul of a family Christmas Eve is about tradition and memories that are indeliblly etched for a lifetime, as well as a childs gift of sharing those traditions with their own familes, one day.Clement C. Moore may not be the most popularly read Poet year round, but aside of Dickens Christmas Carol....i hold '''A Visit From St. Nicholas...a grassblade-close second as a most popularly read ^ revered Christmas tale! Merry Christmas 2007 Poemhunter's. ~ FjR ~
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